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Spain spotlight: Teenager Ansu Fati becomes next promising star

A 16-year-old forward born in Guinea-Bissau has become the next promising soccer star in Spain. Ansu Fati, who made his debut with Barcelona this season, has quickly attracted everyone’s attention …


Marc Gasol completes rare double as Spain wins basketball’s World Cup

Perfect year: Gasol gets second title of 2019 as Spain wins the World Cup, beating Argentina 95-75 for gold


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Gonzaga women’s basketball returns from European trip, with plenty of memories on, off the court

This was never about basketball, though that was fun too. The Gonzaga women are back from Europe, jet-lagged but joyful after 12 days.


Ciao, Zags: Gonzaga women’s basketball set to embark on 12-day European tour

Katie Campbell can’t wait to taste the gelato. Kayleigh Truong is looking forward to some team bonding. Jill Townsend just wants to soak in the history.


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

US in the World Cup quarterfinals after 2-1 win over Spain

Megan Rapinoe converted a pair of penalty kicks and the United States set up a much-anticipated quarterfinal meeting with host France at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory …


Defending champion USA plays Spain to open knockout stage

Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren’t intimidated by the defending Women’s World Cup champions.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Spain coach Luis Enrique stepping down for personal reasons

The Spanish soccer federation says Luis Enrique is stepping down as coach of the national team for personal reasons. Federation president Luis Rubiales says assistant coach Roberto Moreno will take …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Germany gets another 1-0 win at World Cup, beating Spain

Sara Dabritz scored in the 42nd minute to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Spain. It was Germany’s second successive 1-0 victory in Group B. Germany took the lead against …


Spain downs South Africa 3-1 for 1st Women’s World Cup win

Spain has won a game at the Women’s World Cup for the first time, beating South Africa 3-1 behind two penalty kicks by Jennifer Hermoso. Spain is ranked No. 13 …


Spanish police arrest soccer players for match-fixing

Several soccer players and club executives in Spain have been arrested for suspected match-fixing, Spanish police said Tuesday.


Ex-Gonzaga center Ryan Edwards launches pro career in Spain

Former Gonzaga center Ryan Edwards is heading to Spain for his first season of professional basketball.


Former Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski signs with Polish team

Former Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski is going home to continue his professional basketball career.


World Cup flop Spain parts ways with emergency coach Fernando Hierro

Fernando Hierro is out as coach of Spain’s national team after less than a month in charge and a disappointing four-game run at the World Cup.


Ex-Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer joining pro team in Spain

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer will spend next season with Unicaja Malaga, the Spanish professional team announced.


Host Russia extends World Cup party by eliminating Spain

Igor Akinfeev saved two shots during the shootout, while all of his teammates scored to give Russia a 4-3 advantage after a draw that was dominated by Spain in every …


Spain draws 2-2 with Morocco, reaches World Cup round of 16

Spain substitute Iago Aspas scored the late equalizer Monday in a 2-2 draw with Morocco. His clever deflection off a cross from Dani Carvajal was initially disallowed for offside, but …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018

Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup

Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran at the World Cup. Costa broke the deadlock in the 54th minute after being set …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat trick, Portugal draws 3-3 with Spain in World Cup opener

Cristiano Ronaldo completed a hat trick with a perfectly taken free kick in the 88th minute to give Portugal a 3-3 draw against Spain at the World Cup. Ronaldo had …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018

Spain ready to leave World Cup coaching woes in the past

Spain can’t wait to get the ball rolling and put its coaching woes in the past. There would be nothing better than a victory against defending European champion Portugal in …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018

Spain fires coach Julen Lopetegui 2 days before World Cup opener

The Spanish soccer federation has fired coach Julen Lopetegui two days before the country’s opening World Cup match against Portugal. Former player Fernando Hierro will take over as coach. Lopetegui …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018

Reports: Former Gonzaga standout Kevin Pangos finds new team, bigger paycheck

Former Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos is on the move and his paycheck is on the rise.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert joining Athletes in Action for foreign tour

Gonzaga rising sophomore forward Corey Kispert has been selected to play with an Athletes in Action team that will tour the Czech Republic and Spain.


UNC Greensboro guard Francis Alonso childhood friend, teammate of former Gonzaga star Domantas Sabonis

BOISE – Gonzaga’s and UNC Greensboro’s campuses are roughly 2,500 miles apart, but their connections extend abroad. To Spain, to be precise. UNCG standout guard Francis Alonso is a native …


Del Bosque steps down as Spain’s soccer coach

Vicente Del Bosque says he is standing down after eight years in charge of Spain, having guided the team to World Cup and European titles.


Zika: Spain taking 3,000 bottles of insect repellent to Rio

Spain’s Olympic Committee says 3,000 bottles of insect repellent will be available to its athletes to help them avoid the Zika virus during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.


World Cup Round-up: Mexico advances to knockout stage

One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico’s fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as “the boss” …


Mexico blasts Croatia to advance

Rafael Marquez’s pivotal goal from a header in the 72nd minute ignited a scoring burst, and Mexico surged into the World Cup’s knockout stage for a sixth straight time with …


Big second half propels Netherlands past Spain in World Cup opener

The Netherlands thrashed the world champions 5-1 Friday in Salvador, Brazil, in the World Cup’s first shocker, toying with an aging Spanish team that has dominated global football for the …


Spain defense implodes in heaviest loss since 1950

SALVADOR, Brazil – Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas crawled and scrambled in vain, Gerard Pique was beaten for pace and Sergio Ramos made a series of blunders. Whatever happened to Spain’s …


Netherlands thrashes Spain in 2014 FIFA World Cup’s first upset

The Netherlands thrashed the world champions 5-1 Friday in the World Cup’s first shocker, toying with an aging Spanish team that has dominated global football for the past six years …